A perfect place for the winter season, Friction has a beautiful outdoor seating area, with mist fans and manicured hedges, and hookahs at each table. There is a huge bar in the indoor seating area, and another indoor section in the basement.We started our meal with two mocktails- Cucumber Cooler and Spicy Guava. While the spicy guava was thick and tasty, the cucumber cooler had very little cucumber flavor and tasted quite watered down.We then had a veg and a non-veg platter. The veg platter had Dahi Kebabs, Creamy Broccoli, Falafel Pita Pocket, Crispy Chili Soya Chaap, and Thai Veg Spring Roll. The best dish of the lot was certainly the dahi kebab which was stuffed with a paan-flavored filling- innovative and tasty. The broccoli was cooked al dente and marinated in a delicate, creamy sauce. The falafel pita pocket lacked flavor, but the chili soya chaap was delicious.The non-veg platter had Chicken Goujons, Chicken Tikka Two Ways- Malai and Tandoori, Barbeque Chicken Wings, and Classic Chili Chicken. The chicken goujons were thin battered crunchy chicken strips, and the barbeque sauce on the wings was spicy and tangy. The chicken tikkas both had moist, succulent chicken chunks in a nice marinade.The Achaari Dal Makhani Arancini had balls made with a mixture of dal makhani and rice, coated and fried to get a crispy covering, and topped with a tangy, achar-flavored sauce, with a rolled-up papad on top. A nice dish, which should be tried.
For main course, we had Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani and Vegetables in Schezwan Sauce with Veg Fried Rice. The mutton chunks in the biryani were really juicy and well-cooked and the rice was spiced nicely, and the raita served alongside was delicious. The schezwan vegetables and fried rice were nice as well.We ended the meal with a gooey Chocolate Brownie served with vanilla ice-cream.
Overall, the place has a wonderful ambience, nice food, and prompt but quite slow service. A nice place to hang out when the weather is good!
Overall Rating: 3.75/5
Location: SCO 388 Sector 29, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 95600 27979